USA vs Guyana
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Kick off at 02:30 UK/ 03:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Field (Minnesota).
United States men’s national soccer team will be hopeful of kick-starting their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign this year with a win. They take on the minnows Guyana, who are making their debut at the tournament on Wednesday at the Allianz Field in Minnesota.
Having already won the previous edition, the Stars and Stripes will be keen on defending the title, a feat that only Mexico has achieved so far in the tournament’s history.
Guyana as mentioned earlier, is featuring in the continental competition for the first time. To make things worse, they are on a poor run of form, with just one win in their last five away matches.
USA on the other hand, were unbeaten in five matches, till they were handed back to back defeats by Jamaica and Venezuela. Despite the recent dip in form, Gregg Berhalter’s men are still one of the favorites to go all the way in the tournament. The least they want now is to bounce back to winning ways on Wednesday evening.
The hosts will be taking on Trinidad and Tobago in the next match while the Golden Jaguars head into another tough clash with Panama.
USA vs Guyana Head to head (h2h)
- The team will be locking horns for the first time in a recognised competitive fixture.
USA vs Guyana Prediction
The hosts are most likely to come out of the clash with the win, and three points when they take on first-timers Guyana in their opening fixture on Wednesday for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Michael Johnson’s men are up against one of the strongest sides in the tournament are likely to succumb to their first defeat, and that too, most probably, by a sizeable margin.
Additionally, the squad have been dismal on the road, having lost all four of their previous away matches. They have also conceded a total of nine goals in those four matches and were not able to score more than three goals in retaliation.
Venezuela thrashed USA by three goals to nil, in the latter’s most recent away match. However, the latter have always fared better in their CONCACAF Gold campaigns and will be looking to recreate the success that they had in the tournament’s last edition.
All these stats are indicating to a potential home win and I would be surprised if it happens with a clean sheet.
USA vs Guyana Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals to be scored in the first half @ 1.50 odd.
USA to win to nil @1.57.